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Thread: 425gr wfn

  1. #1

    425gr wfn

    does anyone know anything about GT bullets?

    i sorta like the 425gr(45-70) but i don't shoot my handi much and i'm about done with the 405gr fn(saeco #18), there's about 40 or boolits left.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    I don't know anything specifically about GT bullets or that bullet in particular. The bullet looks like a reasonable design, the only thing I would question would be if a 2-2-96 alloy and plain base might limit you to loading not a great deal higher than trapdoor-level velocity. It depends on how hard you plan to push it.

    I do like 425gr wfn bullets for hunting. I use a gas checked Accurate molds 46-425Q, made with 4% antimony and heat treated to BHN 18-20. Good bullet design, easy casting, with plenty lube capacity compared to some others. Enough taper in the nose section to feed reliably in my 1886 but still a good wide meplat for hunting.
    Last edited by jethunter; 02-08-2018 at 04:17 PM.

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    i don't cast for the 45-70, but i'm thinking a trapdoor load would suit me just fine. 1200-1300fps is just right for my handi.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check